The Wandering Witch – Joins the Family

The Wandering Witch – Joins t

Welcome, all, again. I've decided to make good on my threat, so I'll be reviewing 91 Days, one of those often-referenced-but-seldom-seen "instant classics." That's right, they really do ...
Siege Spots – Angel Express Review (PC)

Siege Spots – Angel Express R

I really didn't want to like this game.
The Wandering Witch – Gets Scientific?

The Wandering Witch – Gets Sc

Welcome, all, again. We will in this column discuss one of those series acknowledged here last time for their beautiful artwork and strong stories--Alderamin on the Sky. Admittedly, ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Aaron Roberts

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Get your ghoul mask ready because the powerful and mysterious Uta from Tokyo Ghoul has joined us today for a interview. Tune in as Aaron Roberts shares with us how ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in More Zenkaikon

Kayarath’s Adventures in More Zen

As I looked upon the Lancaster Convention Center, a big grin appeared on my face. To put it simply, I needed this! It's been too long since I ...
The Wandering Witch – Visits an Empty Restaurant

The Wandering Witch – Visits

Welcome, all, again. I am incredibly excited about this season's offerings(!), a number of which seem to strongly emphasize artistry in both story-telling and visuals. But I am ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Adam Bobrow

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Adam Bobrow is a voice actor, comedian, and an enthusiast of table tennis and this king of ping pong joined in for a interview today. Adam Bobrow began his journey ...
Kayarath’s Adventures in Very Good Days

Kayarath’s Adventures in Very Goo

Some people may say that Draft King is on the decline. That Draft King's days are numbered. Well I strongly disagree! This all girl J-Rock band has ...
The Wandering Witch – Cheers on the Bike Club!

The Wandering Witch – Cheers

Welcome, all, again. Even as this rather hit-or-miss viewing season winds down, I manage to remain impressed with the quality of certain programs. And one program that deserves ...
Tempest’s Downpour: Anime Fan Fest 2016 Review

Tempest’s Downpour: Anime Fan

You can’t judge a convention by its size. I had the audacity to believe, even for just a moment, that I was superior to small conventions just because I had more ...
Siege Spots – World of Warcraft by Daniel Lisi

Siege Spots – World of Warcra

World of Warcraft is the second book I've read in the Boss Fight Books line, and it's a product of their third successful Kickstarter. Yeah, three of them. Like many ...
Siege Spots – Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Review (PS4/Vita)

Siege Spots – Odin Sphere Lei

Originally released in 2007, Odin Sphere was largely praised by critics for its deep and complex gameplay. At the same time, however, reviewers and players alike noted that the game ...
Kana’s Korner – Interview with Morgan Berry

Kana’s Korner – Intervi

Aside from having an amazing and beautiful singing voice Morgan Berry is also one heck of an voice actress and she joined in for her very first interview with us ...
The Wandering Witch – Gets Shorted (Again)!

The Wandering Witch – Gets Sh

Welcome, all, again. As with the last few viewing seasons, we are once again being introduced to some fun new shorts. And, personally, I'm a huge fan of ...

Tempest’s Downpour: Anime Fan Fest 2016 Review

Posted on Jun 17 2016
Tempest’s Downpour: Anime Fan Fest 2016 Review
You can’t judge a convention by its size. I had the audacity to believe, even for just a moment, that I was superior to small conventions just because I had more than 10 years of experience attending, and 6 years of experience reporting for, bigger conventions. I was going to be proven very wrong.

Tempest’s Review of AnimeNEXT 2014

Posted on Jun 15 2014
Tempest’s Review of AnimeNEXT 2014
This was my first convention where I ever had down-time. Typically, the minute I receive the schedule, I cover it in highlighter marks for all the panels I intend to attend — often multiple during the same block of time. Then, it’s a race to see how I can possibly be in three places at once, or a competition to see which panel is the most important for me to attend.

AnimeNEXT 2014 — Tempest’s Interview with Rookiez is Punk’d

Posted on Jun 11 2014
AnimeNEXT 2014 — Tempest’s Interview with Rookiez is Punk’d
At AnimeNEXT we conducted a round-table style interview which included Dani from all-fiction.net, Melissa from jrockrevolution.com, and me (Tempest) asking questions of three of the members of Rookiez is Punk’d: 2Rash, Shinnosuke and U. Takumi chose to stay out of the limelight and took pictures instead.

Tempest’s Downpour — What I Learned From Madoka Magica

Posted on Jul 21 2013
Tempest’s Downpour — What I Learned From Madoka Magica
Warning: the following contains all the spoilers for Puella Magi Madoka Magica. If you haven’t finished the series, what are you waiting for? It isn’t long. You can view it for free, legally, on Crunchyroll. Do it.

Tempest’s Con Survival Guide — Packing A Cosplay

Posted on Feb 17 2013
Tempest’s Con Survival Guide — Packing A Cosplay
Cosplayers set new goals after each convention, sometimes seven times in a year. The greatest challenge: actually getting the costume to a convention in one piece.

Tempest’s Downpour – How Lego Batman 2 Beat Me

Posted on Jan 20 2013
Tempest’s Downpour – How Lego Batman 2 Beat Me
Busting out my new PS3 with its bundled games to ring in the new year, I had certain expectations. I expected that Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 would be dull compared to the books, that Little Big Planet Karting would make a fantastic new coaster and that Lego Batman 2 would be everything I hate about Batman: the Brave and the Bold, with easy controls and utter mindlessness.

Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 13: Like, Love, And What Love’s Like In Japan

Posted on Dec 16 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Anime In-Jokes 13: Like, Love, And What Love’s Like In Japan
I explained in the last Anime In-Jokes that Christmas is a time for couples to celebrate in Japan. Lovers trade gifts and gather around the traditional bucket of KFC to enjoy this romantic holiday.

Tempest’s Downpour – Interview With Paul St. Peter

Posted on Nov 18 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Interview With Paul St. Peter
Tempest had the pleasure of interviewing Paul St. Peter during AnimeUSA. Some of you may remember him from your childhood as the voices of Wormmon and Leomon. Some more experienced otaku know him as Zor Prime from Robotech. Others of you know him as Xemnas from Kingdom Hearts and Nine-Tail Fox from Naruto.

Tempest’s Downpour – Pokemon Black & Blue Review

Posted on Oct 21 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – Pokemon Black & Blue Review
In response to the recent release of Pokemon Black/White 2, PETA released its own anti-Pokemon game: Pokemon Black and Blue. The trouble is, it’s incredibly fun to play.

Tempest’s Downpour – The Anime Girl

Posted on Oct 07 2012
Tempest’s Downpour – The Anime Girl
A truly unusual person has been getting a lot of newsworthy attention lately. Anastasiya Shpagina, known as the “anime girl,” has twined the threshold between reality and fantasy in a beautiful and unsettling way. Using makeup, she crafts her face to look like her beloved anime characters.